Dr Christopher Phillips
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Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House, and Lecturer in International Relations of the Middle East, Queen Mary, University of London

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Resetting Western Strategy Towards Syria

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 11:59 AM

Western governments have pursued competing and contradictory goals in the Syrian conflict. This has not worked and they should instead put an immediate focus on ending the violence.

Syria's civil war has passed the grim landmark of its 1,000th day, and its end seems no closer. As the violence becomes...

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Flawed Logic in Decision to Lift Syria Arms Embargo

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 1:34 PM

The British government's stance that led to the end of the EU's arms embargo on Syria is based on flawed logic and will likely exacerbate and prolong the civil war. In an acrimonious meeting of European ministers in Brussels on Monday, Britain, supported by France but opposed by all 25...

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